Vendor Room Hours
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 - 6:00
Sunday: 9:00 - 5:00
“If there were an encaustic heaven, it would be the vendor room."
--Artist Shelley Gilchrist
Come and visit the Vendor Room! We're bringing back many of our wonderful vendors and introducing some new ones this year. Look for discounts, special items, limited-edition colors, and stuff you didn't know you needed but will realize you can't live without. New vendors this year: the Vent-a-Fume folks, who will show you their ventilation system, and Provincetown's own Artist Loft, which will bring a selection of panels and other great stuff. R&F Paints will have some Encaustic board panels on hand as well. Kama Pigments, Enkaustikos, Miles Conrad Paints will be there to sell an array of amazing products!
Kama Pigments is based in Montréal, founded in 1996 by Vincent Deshaies, who still runs the company along with a staff composed entirely of practicing artists. The mission of Kama Pigments is to make archival, high quality materials available to artists at the best possible prices. To this end, Kama Pigments offers a wide array of raw materials for artists interested in making their own paints and mediums (pigments, binders, resins, waxes, aqua-dispersions, etc.), and also manufactures artist-quality, ready-to-use products (encaustic paints, artists’ oil paints, painting mediums, oil sticks).
Kama products are available Online, through our distributors and at our Montreal store
The new KAMA pigments store opened fall 2013 in downtown Montréal
KAMA pigments’ handmade oil sticks . . .
. . . and sets
Kama encaustic paints
Clockwise from above: fluorescent paints, shaped panels, brushes, earth pigments
In the last years, it has become increasingly difficult to bring our products from Canada to Provincetown due to US customs and US labor laws. As a result we’ve had very little choice but to switch to a mail order system for our presence at the conference. Hence starting in 2014, all orders placed at the conference will be mailed directly to our customers.
Shipping will be free of charge and a 15 % discount will be offered on all orders placed at the conference.
If you require your supplies for the conference: We will deliver all orders placed before the conference. Those orders will receive a 30% discount; deadline for this offer is May 30th.
To take advantage of this offer, these steps must be followed:
- Place the order online on our website www.kamapigment.com, choose the store pickup as a shipping option.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org referencing you order number and say that this order is to be treated as a pre-encaustic conference order. We will apply the discount, email you an updated confirmation and prepare your order which will be delivered at the conference.
Should you have any question about this offer or about our new mail order system we will happy to help, please contact Vincent directly by email at email@example.com
Raffle: Don’t forget to stop by our table to register for our raffle. Our giveaway will consist of the following:
Paper Connection International, LLC is your premier resource for fine art and specialty papers made by skilled craftspeople in East to suit the paper needs of the West. PCI is known for superior paper products dependable customer service, and for our staff with close to 25 years of technical experience in the world of paper. Our warehouse and showroom are open by appointment and located in Providence, RI just off exit 24 from I-95. Please call us at 401.454.1436 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Paper Connection has a wide selection of Japanese handmade washi among other exquisite handmade papers from all around the world. We will have so many options on hand for all of your encaustic needs!
Miles Conrad Encaustics
We combine the finest milled pigments, natural waxes, and hand-selected damar resin to create these lush encaustic paints in the vibrant colors of the Sonoran Desert. With over 19 years experience mixing encaustic color, our paints are smooth and supple enough for the master painter yet affordable enough for the beginner. Choose from our growing library of Southwest-inspired colors, or send us your color swatch and let us custom mix a blend made just for you!
Products: Encaustic Paint, Encaustic Medium 8:1 and 5:1 Blends, Beeswax, Soy Wax, Damar Resin, 'Thirsty' Absorbent Ground, 'Solve It!' Biodegradeable Wax Solvent, Custom Birch Panels, Imported and Handmade Papers, Brushes, Tools, Tins, Irons, Griddles, Heat Guns
We also sell a complete line of Cuní water-soluble wax paint. Formulated through chemical analysis of ancient Roman paintings, this patented formula is the only water-soluble encaustic paint that exists today. Cuní is fully compatible with all traditional hot wax-based encaustic techniques. Cuní is perfect for a painterly layer beneath your favorite hot encaustic medium. Or create quick drying ultra-thin washes for a great surface patina with a tidy, ‘no-solvent’ clean up.
R&F Handmade Paints
Kingston, New York
R&F Handmade Paints began manufacturing professional artists paints and providing artist-focused technical support in 1988. Today, R&F distinguishes itself by continuing to craft the highest quality paint in small, carefully controlled batches where the eye and skill of the paintmaker are key. R&F has run workshops in their factory building and around the country for over 20 years.
Specials: There will be deep discounts, new kits, limited-edition colors and a special raffle. Ask about them when you get to the Vendor Room.
R&F founder, Richard Frumess, with R&F president, Darin Seim
Enkaustikos Wax Art Supplies
Rochester, New York
Since 1996, Enkaustikos’ mission has been to produce the highest quality professional encaustic paint. To make the best paint we begin with the best ingredients. We only use Pharmaceutical grade beeswax, along with the highest quality damar resin; then after filtering we add artist-grade pigments that are lightfast, heat stable, and offer exceptional purity of color. We are proud to offer you a selection of 88 colors to choose from. 73 are single pigment paints that provide you with an opportunity to finely hone your color sensibility. Dan Sywalski, our paint maker for over 17 years, brings experience to the process. Dan uses modern milling technology to shear our pigment to its ultimate particle size. Each color has been formulated to achieve the maximum pigment concentration while maintaining good handling properties. Use either our original wax medium or XD to extend the pigment load to your satisfaction. Whether you want to make beautiful transparent glazes, apply thin veils of color or build thick opaque layers of color in your artwork, Enkaustikos paints has you covered.
Enkaustikos professional paints are offered in several formats. At last years Encaustic Conference we brought a sampling of Wax Snaps to get your input, the feedback was tremendous and this year, we are excited to bring our full line of Wax Snaps. We also offer Hot Cakes (45ml) already in tins, our convenient Hot Sticks (13 ml) designed with direct application and printmaking in mind and our one ounce (29 ml) discs, sold in any size from 1 to 16 ounces, great for bulk purchasing and workshop settings.
We will bring all of our sundries and plenty of beeswax, damar resin and both our mediums available in bulk packaging for even greater savings.
In addition to our paints and sundries, we will have all of our Enkaustikos aluminum printing plates, Enkaustikos hog bristle brushes, and our custom made Hot Tools. Our Hot Tools are handcrafted in solid brass. We offer unique brass bristle brushes that keep your encaustic paints liquefied until applied to the substrate, actually fusing while you paint. They come in a variety of different profiles so that you can create a wide range of applications from the smallest of details to painterly brushstrokes.
Slotted and hog bristle brushes
The Slotted Brush is designed to apply large, bold, textured strokes of wax color rapidly. The slotted design allows the hot air of the heat gun to flow through the brush, keeping paint fluid during application. The Enkaustikos Hog Bristle brushes are true work horses made from bristles originally chosen for masonry sign painters.
Excited to announce a new Vendor: Rebecca Crowell
*Book: Cold Wax Medium
and SPCreate supplies.*
Cold Wax Medium includes specifics as to the choosing tools and materials, making cold wax medium, and setting up a safe and functional studio. Rebecca Crowell writes in her introduction, “A reader may use this book in whatever way is most useful—as a reference, a visual treat, or as a step-by-step instruction. Just as the creative process is rarely a straight line from beginning to end, we don’t expect everyone to start on page one and move methodically through.”